Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mother Duck


We were walking at Lake Harriet last weekend and this mother duck crossed the road with her newest batch.  They journeyed from the swamp side across the busy road and into the lake.  Probably for the 1st time since they were born. The evening light was reflecting on the water.  So I hoped they would swim over towards sunset...


And they did.  I managed to snap a few streaky light filled silhouettes before they exited the frame. 

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23 comments:

Gary said...

Nice close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! The mom must have read your mind.

mick said...

Great photos. I like how you have caught the light with the birds.

SquirrelQueen said...

The little ones are just adorable. You captured a great reflection in that first shot.
Sharon, I love your header photo!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of momma duck and ducklings. They are sweet!

TexWisGirl said...

that is so cute!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- this is so beautiful!
love
tweedles

Katz Tales said...

Lovely ducks! Nice to see you too. I'm working, and doing a Masters so these days I only visit people who leave comments on the blog. Will get my life back in 2 years.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Darling ducklings! Both photos are beautiful, but the second one--I could look at that all day. Stunning!

prairiebirder said...

Lovely photos!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

They're adorable!

Stewart M said...

Splendid little birds.

In the village I was born in there were road signs warning people about "Ducks Crossing" - and the picture on the sign looked like your pictures!

Thanks for the link to WBW.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda Hensley said...

The mood between these photos is so different. Great shots! I think you should paint them.

DJan said...

Just beautiful! :-)

Caren Gittleman said...

you captured them perfectly! Just beautiful!

Mary said...

Wonderful photos, Sharon. I love ducks. So adorable and charismatic!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love these sweet babies!

Maggid said...

So Much Magical Beauty in the World -
I sure enjoy the way You Share IT.

-g-

Carole M. said...

just beautiful and I always hope that the numbers will stay and they prosper and enjoy a ducks life

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful shots. I finally saw a family today. It was nice to see.

pattisjarrett said...

Aw, so sweet!

The Chair Speaks said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Purrs to you for taking such lovely photos!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice family photo!